Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
A place in the Coupe de France quarter-finals will be at stake when Nancy and Amiens face each other at Stade Marcel Picot on Saturday afternoon. Nancy set up a meeting with Amiens by beating Troyes on penalties, but they face a difficult task in the last 16. Since Les Chardons failed to impress in a 4-0 loss to Toulouse at the weekend, home win should not be considered.
Amiens, on the other hand, head into the match following a 3-0 win over Guingamp. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Badji, who scored a brace in the last league match, and the Senegal international is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. The visitors have been in a much better form of late than the hosts, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Regis Gurtner):
Born in Saverne, France on Devember 8, 1986, Regis Gurtner began his career at the youth team of FR Haguenau. In 2004 he moved to Strasbourg football academy and four years later he made his first-team debut with La Racing.
The 183-cm-tall goalkeeper played 43 games for Strasbourg and in 2011 he signed a deal with fellow Ligue 2 side Boulogne. After making 93 appearances for the club from 2011 to 2014, Regis Gurtner joined Le Havre at the end of the 2013/2014 season, but he played no more than four games for les Ciel et Marine.
Gurtner signed for Amiens in 2015 and he established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper for the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 season, keeping 12 clean sheets in 38 appearances in the league for les Licornes. At the end of the season Amiens secured promotion to the French elite division, with the team finishing the campaign in second place in the standings, only one point behind Strasbourg.
Highlighted Team (Amiens):
Amiens is a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Licornes (The Unicorns) finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight for the first time ever. Amiens got their job done on the final day of the season, with Emmanuel Bourgaud scoring a late winner in the game against Reims. The club was founded back in 1901 by a group of players from the Association du Lycee d’Amiens and nowadays les Licornes play their home games at Stade de La Licorne.
The capacity of the venue is 12.097 and it was opened on July 24, 1999. Experienced midfielder Mathieu Bodmer joined the club in the summer of 2017 and he is considered one of the team’s best players. The experienced defender used to play for the likes of Lyon, Lille, and Paris Saint-Germain in the past.
Amiens play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, while they wear black when playing on the road.